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1. The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development, in cooperation with the ICT Division of Bangladesh, launched the Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) in Dhaka on 3-5 July 2017.

2. The implementation of the WIFI programme in the country is undertaken through the cooperation and partnership of stakeholders from government, civil society, and women’s groups and entrepreneur associations. Implementing partners include the Bangladesh Computer Council, the Department of ICT under the ICT Division, Bangladesh Institute of ICTs in Development, and Bangladesh Women in Information Technology.

3. The ceremonial launch in Dhaka was held on 5 July and graced by high-level representatives from the government, including the Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament and State Ministers from the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology and the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs.

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News Articles

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Govt to train over 30,000 women under WIFIbusinessnews24bd
As our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina emphasizes on women empowerment and promotion of ICT at every sphere of life, we like to reinforce our commitment to achieve the SDGs. We are highly optimistic that we would be able to create a pool of 30,000+ ....
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30,000 women entrepreneurs to be trained CAMBODIA NEWS CHANNLE
The government will provide training to 30,000 women entrepreneurs by 2018 on IT for ensuring the optimum use of ICT in business plan, promotion and management. The Women and ICT Frontiers Initiative (WIFI) of UN Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (UN-APCICT) has launched .....
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Implementation Partner


  Information and Communication Technology Division, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology


  Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC), Department of ICT (DoICT)


  Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID)


  Bangladesh Women in Technology Bangladesh (BWIT)


Localized Modules (Bangladesh)

The original WIFI modules were localized by Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) to better fit the understanding of the local participants.

Core Content
  • Module c1: Women’s Empowerment, SDGs and ICT
  • Module c2 : Enabling Role of ICT for Women Entrepreneurs
Women Entrepreneurs Track
  • Module w1: Planning a Business Using ICT                                    
  • Module w2: Managing a Business Using ICT
Policymakers Track
  • Module 1: An Enabling Environment For Women Entrepreneurs


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